Between my sophomore and junior years of high school I took a viola home so I could take the place of a viola player moving out of the district. I had already been a member of the all-city high school orchestra in the 1st violin section, but I decided to ask if I could switch to the viola section. I was told yes, that I would have to audition. After the audition I was assigned the section seat in the viola section much to the surprise of the students who had been in the viola section previously. I actually liked the viola better and thought that I played it better than I did the vioin.